Number 1 Reason to Buy a Spey Rod

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  1. gbeeman

    gbeeman Active Member

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    Your buddy has one!:beer2:
     
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    Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    Reason #1-a: Because it's COOL! :cool:
     
  3. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    Because chicks dig long rods!
     
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    Bert Kinghorn Formerly "nextcast"

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    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    because I already own too many single handers.:rofl:

    Wayne
     
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    I like bob's answer! screw the fact they are great for big water, you just look sooooo much cooler than single handed guys, thats why Im trying to learn :)
     
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    I used to think the best reason was so that I could fish from the high bank side of the river. It ain't the only reason, but it's still one of the best.
     
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    ...he with the longest sword wins and gets to fish the run first
     
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    Luv2flyfish Another Flyfisherman

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    1.) Ease of use on body
    2.) Fly is in the water longer, thus increasing your odds
     
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    Good workout, even when you don't hookup. :cool:

    Don
     
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    Because you get enough rod to have a good fishing tool and have enough left over to make a darn nice wading staff!!

    Curt
     
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    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    No false casts. One cast and full distance. You are fishing longer.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I don't think this statement is true,"you are fishing longer". I have fished with many spey casters and to tell the truth I think that my fly is in the water about the same length. It might not be out as far but it is in the water about the same

    Most quarter their casts down stream and I go across. To me it seems the same. I get out a good 60 to 70 feet on my single hander and when I did the spey thing it was just a little farther.

    But this is just the opinion of an old man and should not be taken seriously..

    Jim
     
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    Don't worry Jim, it wasn't.:rofl:
     
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    I don't know, I'm still trying to figure it out- I suck! I'm not going to give up though;)
     
  17. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    Take your pick-

    Bigger Rods catches Bigger Fish! :eek:

    Need to compensate for other deficiencies? ;)

    Have too much money and need to spend it quick on FFing related gear before the spouse goes shopping. :cool:

    Want to learn all those cool casts to entertain yourself thru the endless wait till that next steelhead take. :)

    TIC folks - these rods are great tools for efficiently fishing large rivers.

    Tight Lines,

    DS
     
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    Another good reason to buy a Spey rod is all the resources available in the Northwest where you can learn how to use it:

    You can go to Aaron's and try rods. You can also learn the casts for free.
    Local guys like B. Styskal and Mike Kinney can get you up to speed (and beyond).

    In addition to the Carnation Clan gatherings, there is an annual gathering on the Clearwater in Idaho (RedShed), an annual gathering on the Skykomish (sponsor?), and a big annual gathering in Oregon.
     
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    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Because they're fun to cast and make a long day of casting big flies a lot easier!

    And this is the area to learn, with all of the claves around here and awesome instructor's. In the past three years, I've had the pleasure to learn from Aaron Reimer, Mike Kinney, Jack Cook, Brian Syskal and many, many others. I know I wouldn't be able to cast as well as I do without all of that help! Thanks! :beer2:

    Bill
     
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    speyghillie speyghillie

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    Number one reason to buy a DOUBLE-HANDED rod, i need it for work.:thumb:
    Gordon.
     

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